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Press Release

Southard Reid is happy to announce Prem Sahib’s new large-scale installation, 500 sq ft, 2018, for this year's edition of Art Night, curated by Ralph Rugoff and the Hayward Gallery.

Co-commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society and Art Night, 500 sq ft is based on the footprint of a typical new-build, one-bedroom apartment, referencing the changing landscape of the local area.  The modular maze-like structure is inspired by the historical attractions of the nearby Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, operational from 1732–1859, whose pavilions and walkways were transformed into transgressive spaces after dark.  The work’s siting in a public park within a historic and rapidly changing residential neighbourhood, provides an opportunity to reflect on notions of safety, surveillance, housing and home.